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Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

This hotel comes highly recommended. We were greeted warmly at the airport and at the hotel. The flight across in a small plane from Dar was easy to arrange. The hotel is 10 minutes from the airport and free transfers are provided. The location is lovely - beach front, with just a few fishermen around. It's very peaceful. The rooms... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We stayed at Butiama for 5 nights after a week safari in Tanzania. Mafia Island is best reached by plane from Dar es Salaam (30 minute flight). We were met by people from Butiama at tiny Mafia Airport. Our stay was amazing! You pay quite some money, but if you can afford, it is definitely worth every cent! Food is... More 

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Fowey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

We stayed here for a week at the end of a Tanzanian trip specifically to chill out after a hectic time at home and on holiday. The room was absolutely lovely although we had to ask for an extra fan as the nights were extremely hot. The breakfasts were really nice and you can get a cafetiere of coffee if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

We couldn't have picked a better spot of our honeymoon. We went in January, which proved to be hot and humid with a constant breeze (day and night) that was cooling and not a nuisance at all. The chalet was clean and tidy (with a safe to lock up your valuables, although it's not necessary - we left our things... More 

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Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The hotel is ideally situated, close to where you see the whale sharks, so it is a very short boat ride to go see them. The sea water in front of the hotel wasn't the cleanest water, but I assumed it was due to the time of the year, and the whale sharks being around - they eat the plankton... More 

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Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We had (after 2010) another perfect stay at the Butiama Beach this October - thanks to Maura & Moize (and, yes, the whale sharks, the snorkelling - and the delicious food). We were two families with three kids between 9 and 13. We will come again for sure. In short: If you travel to Tanzania, don't miss this wonderful place.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We stayed at Butiama Beach hotel in November for the Whale shark watching at the end of November. Upon check in we were asked for our food allergies or preferences and given a tour of the resort by Maura. The rooms are spacious and well thought out - the lounge area in the front with a hammock, table and chairs... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The Pros: amazing grounds; lovely bar area; fantastic pool; great excursions; fabulous food; friendly staff; close attention to aesthetic details. The Cons: rooms were extremely hot, with insufficient fans; no wifi except at reception area; service was often slow; not a great swimming beach. We had a lovely stay at Butiama, but might bring some extra fans with us next... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My wife and I spent our last night on Mafia Island at Butiama beach resort. We stayed in a luxurious bungalow that was both beautiful and clean. The staff closed the doors sprayed the room for mosquitoes and closed the mosquito nets around the bed while we were enjoying out spectacular four course included dinner. The highlight of our trip... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Moez, Maura & team really go out of their way to make your stay pleasant and enjoyable. Great setting, situated right on the beach in thatched bungalows under palms. Lovely big pool for children and adults alike. Great excursions, especially snorkel and picnic tours to remote islands. Whale shark trips are very special.

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Come and experience true relaxation with us at Butiama Beach. Our unspoiled location in a tropical palm grove on the beach has everything you need to unwind, let go, and be yourself. Watch the whale sharks come to feed as the morning sun glints on the turquoise surface of the Indian Ocean. Sail to a pristine sandbank in a traditional dhow, snorkel and dive at some of the richest reefs in the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Butiama Beach

Address: Msufini, Kilindoni | PO Box 47, Mafia Island 0202020, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Price Range: $295 - $303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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